Many parents ask the question of when to stop using a baby monitor. What’s most interesting about this question is why parents are asking it. A baby monitor is one of the most helpful tools that any parent can have in their home. Just think about all the parents who raised children before baby monitors were ever developed. Parents had to keep the doors open to keep their babies close to them all the time so that they could hear them. The development of baby monitors changed all of that and made parenting much easier, or at least much safer when having a new born baby in the home.
The original baby monitors that appeared on the market were basically like walkie-talkies. Many of them still are. Originally, Baby Monitors were just audio only devices. Nowadays, baby monitors can be both audio and video. The development of Bluetooth is made baby monitors cheap and also has helped connect them to Wi-Fi. Baby monitors now are not just used for in-home purposes but working parents can keep an eye on their baby if they’re at work and make sure that whoever is watching their baby at home is doing the right job.
So with all this wonderful technology and the ability to listen and watch your baby, why would people ask when is it time to stop using a baby monitor. The basic answer is when there are no longer babies anymore. It’s as simple as that. A baby’s not thinking about privacy. They’re not going to stand up and complain that you watching them all the time. They have no understanding of what a baby monitor is. They have really no understanding of anything except when they’re hungry, that’s all they’re thinking about.
Many parents use baby monitors past the age of one. A baby monitor is in essence a closed-circuit television system. A one-year-old or two-year-old or even a three-year-old still needs to be watched closely. Did you ever hear of the “terrible twos”, they get into everything. When it gets quiet you know there’s trouble starting to brew.
Once your baby turns into a toddler and starts to grow up for years old 5 years old they’re not going to want to have a monitor watching every move. Most parents stop using the baby monitor after about 1 years old. If it’s a video monitor you could use it to monitor something else in the house like your garage your front door or maybe even your animals. In the end, the answer to the question of when to stop using a baby to monitor is simply when your baby is no longer a baby.
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